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2017 Mazda CX-5 Akera (4x4) review

After three years, it was time to upgrade to the second-generation CX-5 from our 2014 CX-5 Maxx Sport model. Before choosing the CX-5 again, and Mazda for the third time, we didn't have to go through the pain of picking the right option. But I did my study and six months' worth of research and a couple of test drives. The second-gen Mazda CX-5 was the only option for us...

2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx (4x2) review

We bought our 2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx, as it was the only variant with a manual gearbox on offer new from the showroom. The car test-drove well and we were able to obtain it for under $30,000 with over $500 in extras on-road, which met our price point. It has an alternating capped-price service of $210 or $280ish. We have had the car since new and always serviced by Mazda...

2012 Mazda 3 MPS review

I have wanted an MPS for years, and now I finally have one. What a great decision that was! It has been amazing for the last five months. The Interior The comfort of this car has me wanting to sleep in it most nights. Seriously! It's safe to say that the interior of this car is far from boring. The black and red material that complements the seats and doors makes this car warmer in ways...

2016 Mazda CX-9 Azami (FWD) review

Does this review sound familiar? About a year ago I published an owner review of this exact car – our 2016 Mazda CX-9 Azami. After living with the car for another year and having a few issues, I thought I would drag the pen and paper out again and rewrite the review. Well, not rewrite it...

1990 Mazda MX-5 review

Last month I bought a new car. And when I say new car, it would have been new back in April 1990. These days my original NA-series Mazda MX-5 is 28 years old. In an age of increasing technological features and safety standards, squeezing into the tiny MX-5 is like stepping back to a bygone era. The first thing you notice is the diminutive size of the vehicle...

2016 Mazda CX-3 S Touring (FWD) review

The minute I saw the CX-3 revealed, I knew it was the next car I wanted. Coming from a Mazda 3 diesel, I was hoping for the diesel, however I was not able to afford the diesel in the model I wanted (S Touring), and it didn’t come in a manual, which for me was also a contributor. I chose the manual and it is great to drive...

2006 Mazda 3 MPS review

Purchasing a Mazda 3 MPS is the best thing you will ever do. I've had my MPS for six months now and I've done 13,000km in it. It has been the most fun 13,000km I've ever done. This thing never ceases to put a smile on my face. Enough fluff, though, let's talk about the car. My particular example is an ’06 model...

2015 Mazda 6 Atenza review

A Note from the Editor: Stock image has been used in this review. I've owned this car for about a year and have traveled about 20,000km in that time. I am extremely pleased with the Mazda. It has proven to be reliable, very fuel efficient (although way off official figures as we all expect) and it even looks good, especially in Sonic Silver with the shadow chrome wheels! I bought the car as a 'daily'...

2016 Mazda 3 SP25 GT review

The Mazda 3 has been quite the game-changer in the small-car segment since its arrival in 2004 (replacing the 323), and quickly establishing itself as one of the most sought after small hatchbacks in the market. Mazda continues its success with the Mazda 3 in the guise of the SP25 GT. I bought my Mazda 3 SP25 GT BN series in September 2016...

2005 Mazda MX-5 review

An MX-5 review, or as I like to think about it, my Ferris Bueller fantasy. The story of this car begins with the death of my father, who was a mechanic and used car salesman. I grew up watching him buy, repair and sell hundreds of different cars over the years. He was a bit of a boozer and a rat bag, but he was my dad, so naturally I became a car nut as well...

2008 Mazda 2 Maxx review

A Note from the Editor: A stock image has been supplied with this review. Once upon a time, I found myself sitting at a bus stop on the side of the road, staring off into the distance dreaming about one day owning a V8 Commodore. The next car that stopped in front of me was not only far from it, but almost as far away as you could possibly get – a 2008 Mazda 2 hatchback...